Los Angeles Lakers legend and future NBA Hall of Famer, Kobe Bryant, was recently arranged to be a special judge for the Hollywood Animation Film Festival. Bryant, earlier this year, won an Oscar for best animated short film, with his project called Dear Basketball.
Instead of serving as a judge for the long awaited festival, Bryant ended up being removed from the judge’s panel after a late push from the hostile #MeToo advocates.
The #MeToo movement caught the news that Kobe was scheduled to be a special judge, doing absolutely everything in their power to stop it from happening. The group actually launched their own online petition, partnering with women groups and their allies via Change.org.
#MeToo demanded the former NBA superstar be removed due to his prior 2003 accusation. Bryant was never found guilty of a crime, and his case was eventually thrown out.
“In light of the #MeToo movement, there has been little to no recourse for Kobe Bryant’s actions of sexual assault. We demand that GKIDS, Variety, & Annecy revoke their complicity in enabling a sexual predator to continue a life without any accountability both as an individual and a celebrity,” read the Petition.
Kobe was more than disappointed with the decision of the festival, along with the peer pressure presented by #MeToo.
“I was honored to have been originally invited by Animation is Film to serve on the 2018 Jury, and am disappointed to no longer serve in that capacity,”
“This decision further motivates me and my commitment to building a studio that focuses on diversity and inclusion in storytelling for the animation industry. I remain focused on changing the world in positive ways through diverse stories, characters, and leadership, in order to inspire the next generation” Bryant said.
While Kobe Bryant was obviously disappointed, this was not the first time he received such a cold welcome in this tight knit, liberal dominated, film community.
Although Mr. Bryant’s film achievements include winning an Oscar, he was refused admission to the Academy of Motion Picture and Sciences. The specific film committee felt that Kobe needed “some evidence of a larger career” before being officially admitted to the academy.
In other words, we don’t want you here even though you belong, all because you were accused of something. It doesn’t matter if you did it or not! Being accused is digging the grave deep enough for all these liberal sheep.
Kobe Bryant was arrested back in 2003 for sexual assault against a women in a hotel while visiting Edwards, Colorado. Charges were eventually dropped when the supposed victim refused to testify, along with a lack of sub-sequential evidence. A civil suit was later settled outside of the courts.